Perfect for students or professionals, this stylish, battery-operated pencil sharpener offers a top-loading, vertical design as a great way to save space on the desk. With no electrical cords and a compact design, it fits easily into a backpack or messenger bag. Hardened steel helical cutters provide a finely sharpened point and offer maximum durability. For added safety, the shutoff switch is activated when the shavings receptacle is removed. Translucent receptacle alerts you when to empty pencil shavings. Nonskid feet hold the sharpener in place during use. Heavy-duty pencil sharpener requires four AA batteries (sold separately). X-ACTO Pencil Sharpeners part of a large selection of office supplies. X-Acto Inspire Battery Pencil Sharpener - Desktop - Black is one of many Electric/Battery Operated Pencil Sharpeners available through Office Depot. Made by X-ACTO.